Independent hotels, venues and leisure company Cairn Group have announced the opening of the new Birmingham Conference & Events Centre (BCEC).
BCEC, located on Hill Street in the heart of the city’s rejuvenated centre, boasts a 2,000sqm flexible events space over two floors.
Designed by ‘Street Design Partnership’ of Manchester, BCEC is well conntected thanks to its location on the doorstep of Birmingham New Street station.
Vincent Garrington, BCEC’s general manager, said: “The venue brings a major new event and exhibition space to the heart of the city and is proving to be a very attractive proposition for local, national and even global companies and organisations. We have secured a number of bookings and have a strong pipeline of companies looking to bring their business to the BCEC in the coming months.
The new venue features 20 conference rooms which can accommodate up to 1,450 delegates, as well as six banqueting suites, which can house between 30 and 750 guests. BCEC has invested in high-spec audio-visual, technical equipment and state-of-the-art kitchens for large-scale catering.
Rooms and suites vary in size from 20.9sqm to 1008sqm. The largest suite, the Mercian Suite, can accommodate up to 1,000 delegates and 750 for a private dinner. The venue also incorporates a heavy goods lift, making it an ideal space for automotive product launches and blank canvas events.
BCEC is situated just a minute’s walk from exit John Lewis Southside of Birmingham New Street mainline station, and connected via a covered glass walkway to the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.
The venue has preferential agreements in place with hotels across the city, providing access to over 2,000 rooms within a five mile radius.
Owned and managed by the Cairn Group, BCEC has been developed as part of a four year phased project which includes the opening of Lobby on Hill Street, Bar and Terrace. Plans are also underway for a rooftop bar and state-of-the-art fitness facility.